Read the following case study from the Center for Practical Bioethics:

Complete the Questions for Discussion following the case. Your answers may be brief.

Write an 875-to-1,050-word paper in which you:

  • Summarize the case, explaining the legal and ethical aspects of it.
  • Research and explain any laws that pertain to the situation.
  • Define and explain the ethical principles that pertain to this case.
  • Determine if the legal and ethical responsibilities are in alignment with each other.
  • Explain how you would recommend this care team resolve the situation by answering the following questions:
  • What specific details of the case require resolution?
  • What specific actions should the organization or nurse take to ensure an appropriate outcome?
  • What resources and dependencies exist for your recommendation?

Cite at least 3 peer-reviewed sources published within the last 5 years.

Note: At least 1 of the sources should provide evidence for your resolution recommendation or plan of action.

Include an APA-formatted reference list.

 

The assignment instructions mention that you are to…Complete the Questions for Discussion following the case. There are no points specifically for this so they are optional. If you do them, please use short answers. This information will be considered as support for your other points.

Look at the Grading Rubric in the assignment. Here is a breakdown of the grading in the rubric. Use #1-5 (below) as your headings to identify the sections you are writing.

1. Case summary (5%)

2. Research and explanation of pertaining laws (17%)

3. Definition/application of ethical principles that would apply (23%)

4. Legal and ethical responsibility alignment (17%)

5. Resolution recommendation (23%)

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (see attachment)

https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nursing-excellence/official-position-statements/

 

 

RUBRIC

1.Case summary

5% of total grade

Exceeds Expectations

Accurately summarizes all the legal and ethical issues of the case in a seamless and succinct manner and meets the stated length requirement.

 

2. Research and explanation of pertaining laws

17% of total grade

Exceeds Expectations

Evidence of in-depth research of pertaining law(s). Explanation is accurate, thoughtful, and clearly illustrates how the case is related to the law(s). Cites specific aspects of the laws as they relate to specific aspects of the case. Develops discussion, making connections to other practice situations.

3. Definition of ethical principles

23% of total grade

Exceeds Expectations

Defines all ethical principles related to the case. Definition is focused and expertly articulated.

4. Legal and ethical responsibility alignment

17% of total grade

Exceeds Expectations

Legal and ethical alignment are insightful and thoroughly delineated and clearly relevant to the case.

5. Resolution recommendation

23% of total grade

Exceeds Expectations

Recommendations for resolution are comprehensive, clear, and appropriate. Includes specific details directly related to the case. Includes specific actions to be taken to resolve the case, and identifies resources and dependencies.

6. Communication

5% of total grade

Exceeds Expectations

Accurate application of writing conventions enhances the content. Exemplary use of discipline-specific vocabulary and sophisticated word choices are appropriate to the audience. Expertly discusses the topic in relation to the purpose of the assignment, seamlessly presents information in a logical order or sequence throughout, and provides transitions when expected to connect sentences, paragraphs, or sections.

7. Information utilization: Ability to incorporate research/evidence that supports ideas; quality of research

5% of total grade

Exceeds Expectations

Selectively uses quotes and paraphrases relevant sources accurately, authoritatively, and appropriately; research validates arguments, positions or claims and enhances assignment content. References are supported by industry and academia; application to the assignment was sophisticated and compelling.

8. APA format

5% of total grade

Exceeds Expectations

Applies APA style and formatting with no errors.

 

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